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Choppy Mandrake Graphics

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So far my linux experience has been good. I actually just started using Mandrake 9.1 on Monday, but ive run into a problem.

 

My geforce 2 mx400 has super choppy graphics in 3d games like tux racer, One of my main reasons for swithcing to linux was to play tux racer, and if i cant... ill just die.

 

Ive downloaded the latest Nvidia drivers, but when i double click on it, it says its already installed. But if i open up Konsole and type sh *drivername, it says xwindows is open and I have to close it...

 

So if anyone has any ideas on how to close x windows, or better yet fix my graphics card, it would be greatly appreciated!

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well, actually i just typed the same thing ./*drivername except as root and it worked :P. And then i changed the xf86config like it recommended.

 

But now, tux racing wont even load! It just does that spinny hour glass at the bottom and closes... any ideas?

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If you haven't got XFree86 3.x installed then XF86Config and XF86Config-4 are interchangable, it doesn't matter which one you edit as X will look at them both. Here on Gentoo I'm running XFree86 4.3.0 and I only have XF86Config.

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That's because Mandrake installs both XFree86 3.3.x and 4.x, if you choose not to install 3.3.x (and I'm sure the last time I tried MDK it gave you just such an option) and rename XF86Config-4 to XF86Config it should work just as well wink

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Yah, when i installed mandrake i had no idea what xfree was... so i just picked the highest number ;( .

 

So ill do that and hope i can get tux racer going!

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